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Rumor: Universal Studios Considering ‘Star Trek’ To Combat Disney’s ‘Star Wars’ Park

You don’t need a phaser for this stunner. According to a new report, rumors are swirling that Universal Studios is considering a full-on <i>Star Trek</i> …

Walt Disney Company

How should I invest my nest egg for maximum retirement Income?

<b>(CNNMoney) —</b> <i>I'm in my mid 60s and have about $1.2 million I would like to invest for the maximum income possible for the rest of my life. I don't care for stocks or bonds because I hate the idea of seeing the value of my savings drop if the market has a correction. And I don't understand annuities.</i> …

Retirement

40 Sad Facts About Retirement

Source: Getty Images<p>1 of 42<p>The sad state of America’s retirement preparation<p>As a whole, Americans are not doing a great job of saving for retirement. …

Retirement

5 Retirement Rules to Live By

Your retirement can be even better and more financially secure if you know these rules and have a smart plan.<p>Rules can be annoying sometimes, but …

Retirement

Solving The Mystery Of American Health Spending After 1980, Part 1: Out-Of-Pocket Spending

In a recent New York Times column, Austin Frakt nicely articulated a medical mystery: when compared to other countries, “something happened to U.S. health spending after 1980.” Like Agatha Christie’s whodunnit, <i>The Orient Express,</i> unraveling this mystery will reveal no single culprit. In the next …

Health Care

Why Smart People Take Social Security at 62 (Even When They Shouldn't)

Is it really a mistake to claim benefits early?<p>Figuring out when to take Social Security is a tough decision. You can generally claim retirement …

Retirement

Hubble's Latest Batch of Space Porn Is Some of the Best We've Ever Seen

Space is mind-bogglingly vast, and it’s practically impossible for our puny brains to comprehend just how huge it really is. Using the Hubble Space …

Universe

The Best Explanation for Our Spate of Mass Shootings Is the Least Comforting

On another terrible day, I hate to introduce even more pessimism, but when we discuss mass shootings, one of the first questions we ask is the …

Guns

Let’s talk about the Big Book: Everything your family needs to know when you die

Tax season is over. School is starting to wind down. Summer is coming.<p>Things have slowed enough to gather yourself and get organized.<p>We call it the Big Book in my family. Invented by my scrupulously detailed father-in-law, the Big Book is the index containing a road map to everything we own.<p>The …

Retirement

The Secret Attraction at Disney World That Most Guests Don’t Know About (Video)

Space Mountain, Pirates of the Caribbean, and It’s A Small World may be all-time favorites, but there’s a popular Disney attraction plenty of guests …

Walt Disney Company

The irresolvable moral dilemma at the heart of Avengers: Infinity War

Say a prayer for those who will write the sequel.<p>Superhero movies are often dismissed as teen adventure flicks writ large. But for my money, Marvel Studios has been downright daring in raising difficult, and very adult, moral dilemmas.<p>The Marvel Cinematic Universe’s latest entry, <i>Avengers: Infinity</i> …

Marvel Universe

This 'Infinity War' Theory About Doctor Strange & The Time Stone Could Change Everything For The Avengers

<b>Spoilers ahead.</b> As Marvel fans proceed through the stages of grief in the wake of <i>Avengers: Infinity War</i>, nothing soothes the pain like internet …

Marvel Universe

Lord & Taylor Is Stuck In The Middle -- Without You

Lord & Taylor, to put it quite simply, suffers from Grilled Cheese Syndrome.<p>It’s a rather scientific, somewhat technical diagnosis, but it goes something like this: Customers have this magical, fantasized image of the retailer, based on memories and inherent perceptions rather than present-day …

grilled cheese

How Amazon and Entrepreneurs Can Pay Zero Federal Income Tax, and Do So Legally

To learn how they, too, can pay no taxes, entrepreneurs should closely review all the things the government wants them to do.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>With the recent news that Amazon paid zero federal taxes for 2017, every entrepreneur should be asking, :"How can …

Income Tax

Marvel Cinematic Universe movies have been on a serious hot streak, and it didn't happen by accident

Director Jon Favreau, originally seeking an unknown actor to play Tony Stark, cast Robert Downey Jr. in the role, with some major pushback. Throughout the 90s and early 2000s, Downey had been arrested several times on drug-related charges. He went to rehab more than once. Downey said that he was …

Marvel Universe

New threat rises in world of fake news, political accusations — and people are concerned

New technology can create counterfeit videos using just someone’s image and an audio clip of their voice, a development that could wreak havoc in the world of politics or fake news.<p>In April, BuzzFeed partnered with Oscar-winning filmmaker Jordan Peele to demonstrate the technology. Peele fabricated …

Fake News

Disney's Lost Plans For A Domed City

Hollywood star Kurt Russell has shed light on long lost plans drafted by Walt Disney himself for a futuristic residential district under a giant climate-controlled dome in Orlando, Florida.<p>The plan for the 50 to 75 acre residential district itself are nothing new. It was due to be called the …

Walt Disney Company

10 Years of Marvel Movie Hero Costumes, Ranked

Ten years ago today, Marvel Studios heralded its grand cinematic universe with the arrival of <i>Iron Man</i>. We’ve spent a decade watching the rise and …

Marvel Universe

Silicon Valley Wants To Fix Your Crooked Teeth

Direct-to-consumer startup Candid wants to make teeth straightening faster, easier, and affordable. Can we fix our teeth from the comfort of our homes?<p>Former Lyft executive Nick Greenfield had what he thought were great teeth. They were, in fact, the envy of most 12-year-olds: Greenfield never …

Dentistry

2 Ways to Get Lifetime Income

To get a guaranteed lifetime income in retirement, you can annuitize an existing annuity when you’re ready to begin receiving income payments.<p>You can …

Retirement

Designer Judith Leiber Dies at 97

Leiber died a few hours after her husband, the abstract painter Gerson.<p>Handbag designer Judith Leiber died Saturday at her home in Springs, N.Y., …

Saks Fifth Avenue

The Met Gala 2018 Theme May Be the Most Controversial One Yet

The first Monday of every May, there’s a torrent of high-voltage red-carpet glamour flowing up and down the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. The annual Costume Institute Gala is just days away, and this year’s event is sure to be one for the fashion history books. Cochaired …

Met Gala

What's the 'Death' Tax?

When you pass away, is Uncle Sam coming for all of your remaining assets?<p><i>Each Monday we’re tackling one of your pressing personal finance questions</i> …

Retirement

'Not Many Years Away:' Richard Branson Just Set a Timetable for Human Transport Via Hyperloop

Virgin Group CEO Richard Branson wants to see humans traveling by pod within three years.<p>After announcing DP World Cargospeed, a joint venture …

DP World

This woman's astounding and hilarious pregnancy story has the internet in shock

When the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge welcomed their third child on Monday, the topic of childbirth was hot on everyone's lips. People were sharing …

Pregnancy

The Truth About Working From Home: 5 Things No One Tells You

Here's what's said behind closed doors and what you should know if you're thinking about working from home.<p>There's a lot of debate on the topic of working from home. Experts can't agree on whether it's the greatest innovation since the internet or the worst thing that's ever happened to our …

Home Offices

Your Social Security check could be less than you expect. Here's how to prevent that

You may be disappointed with the size of your Social Security check in retirement.<p>To that point, 27 percent of retirees said their payments are less …

Retirement

Here's how much families have in retirement savings—and how much they actually need

Nearly half of Americans are at risk of retiring broke. That's according to a survey by GOBankingRates, which found that 42 percent of Americans have …

Retirement

What's the Biggest Social Security Benefit I Can Get (and How Do I Get It)?

Find out what you need to know to get the most from the retirement program.<p>If you want to be financially secure in retirement, then making the most …

Retirement

30 Social Security Stats That Might Surprise You -- and Make You Wealthier

Knowing some of these numbers can help you collect fatter checks in retirement.<p>There are lots of interesting and sometimes surprising facts about …